Reasoning with Unreasonable People
Joseph W. Shannon, PhD
Joseph W. Shannon, PhD, draws on over 30 years of clinical psychological counseling experience to provide a nuts and bolts exploration of the seven core characteristics of unreasonable people, pathways to reasoning with these types of patients, and six key strategies for handling difficult conversations with them and their family members.
Direct Patient Care: Understanding the Model
Josh Umbehr, MD
Josh Umbehr, MD, family practitioner and founder of Direct Patient Care Practice, Atlas MD, looks at the challenges presented by the traditional insurance-based practice model and contrasts it with the direct care structure. Areas covered include lab, medication and ancillary service patient savings, patient base reduction, quality of care and physician lifestyle impact, the fee-for-service transition, continuity of care, patient time vs. computer time, legal issues, the Medicare opt-out option and sub-specialty applicability.
Odontogenic Infections – Part 1: Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment Options
Jeffrey O. Capes, DMD, MD
Oral and maxillofacial surgeon licensed to practice both dentistry and medicine, Jeffrey O. Capes, MD, DMD, explores one of the leading causes of ER admissions: odontogenic infections. This first installation of his two-part talk reviews patient presentation, etiology, stage assessment, indications for referral, lab and radiographic evaluation, the microbiology, and surgical treatment options including when incision and drainage is appropriate.
Recognizing and Responding to Child Abuse
Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH
Practicing family physician and former domestic abuse researcher, Rebecca Jaffe, MD, MPH, discusses the nature and scope of child abuse and the medical response to it. Areas covered include legal reporting requirements, risk factors, telltale physical and emotional signs of abuse, the TEN-4 rule, continuity of care implications and more.